Sen. Edward M. Kennedy was rushed to a Cape Cod hospital Friday evening after suffering a seizure caused by a change in medication, his office said in a statement, but he has already been released and is headed home, according to local police.
While his office did not release a prognosis, the statement indicates that Kennedy is stable and is headed back to Hyannis Port home to watch the presidential debate on TV.
“Senator Kennedy experienced a mild seizure at home in Hyannis Port today and was taken to Cape Cod Hospital for examination," Kennedy's office said. "Doctors believe the incident was triggered by a change in medication. Senator Kennedy will return home tonight and looks forward to watching the debate.”
A spokesman for the Barnstable, Mass., police department told Politico around 8 p.m. that Kennedy had already been released.
Kennedy, 76, has been suffering from a brain tumor since May, and has been under treatment for the past three months and away from the Senate. He was taken to the hospital after his family called 911 during his seizure around 5:15 p.m. Friday, according to an Associated Press report.
The Massachusetts senator spoke last month at the Democratic National Convention, vowing that he would return to the Senate in January to work with the new president. He has only been back in the Senate once since his first seizure, caused by the brain tumor, to vote on a major Medicare bill in July.